Published on the occasion of Chicago Works: Jessica Campbell, the digital brochure features an essay from Curatorial Assistant Nina Wexelblatt.
Published three times a year, the MCA magazine brings together vibrant images and many voices of our community. It is one of the most valued benefits of museum membership. The magazine tells stories about our exhibitions, programs, events, and collections so you know what's here and what's next—and why it's worth your time.
Blog: MCA DNA
Launched in June 2014, the museum's blog MCA DNA invites writers, including artists and archivists as well as staff behind the scenes, to search out stories and express points of view that aren't often heard. Posts in many media, including video, sound, and image, give insight to the core of contemporary culture. Blogs created for past projects are archived here.
Exhibition microsites are designed to be enduring resources, sharing a wealth of information from reading lists, playlists, installation views, images, and videos, to exhibition gallery guides, reviews, and more.
Telling a range of stories about contemporary art and our community—from videos made by teens to an artist studio visit to short- and long-form documentaries—MCA videos capture it all. You'll find every video we have produced here.
Our ever-expanding archive of audio recordings—including concerts, readings, talks, interviews, and tours—tell dynamic stories about what’s happening in the museum.
MCA books serve as enduring documentation of exhibitions and artworks. Recognized for groundbreaking design, many of these volumes serve as the first publication for an emerging artist or a pathbreaking treatment of developments in contemporary art.
Most early titles are out of print. The MCA is committed to digitizing these titles—many of which contain rare and difficult to access material. To do this, we are working in collaboration with artists and other rights holders. It's a slow process but one that we hope will yield valuable resources in years to come.
MCA takeaways assume various forms—broadsides, coloring books, pamphlets, postcards, and scavenger hunts—to name a few. Even after supplies run out, visitors often ask for more. So wherever possible, we'll share downloadable files here.